How Important is Filming during an Examination for Discovery?

There are several benefits to filming an examination for discovery:

Bringing in the right element to the case:

Many people consume news via digital media. Recordings have become an essential way to relay facts and to engagingly showcase what occurred. Using this medium can help the lawyer better present their case in a format that people can easily digest.

Presenting a video of an examination:

The judge will be able to gain firsthand knowledge, or as close as it gets, of what transpired, thereby decreasing the chances of missing key points.

Capturing the truth:

It could be said that how a person delivers a message is more significant than what they are saying. Video recordings capture every action, gesture, and expression that a person exhibits during an examination for discovery. This format is therefore capable of capturing nuances of evidence that would otherwise get lost in transcription. Showing a video at trial ensures that a witness cannot change their evidence.

Solidifying the case:

A lawyer’s principal task is to advocate for their client. Capturing the message in a video helps to enhance the argument simply by pointing out the change in body language or tone of voice.

Although filming an examination of discovery may have many benefits, hiring a professional videographer can come at a significant cost. Perhaps recording the footage in-house is something to consider.

To book a court reporter for an examination or a mediation, or even to discuss a court reporting position with On The Record, call one of our locations today, conveniently located in Whitby and Barrie  We look forward to discussing your court reporting or mediation needs.